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The Parks and Recreation Board is an advisory board to the City of Elyria, providing for the development, maintenance, and operation of parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities and programs of the City, including:


  • rendering assistance to and/or cooperating with organized groups conducting recreation programs;
  • stimulating interest in the care and preservation of historical and scenic sites; and
  • making recommendations to Council concerning the general state of the City’s recreation and park programs/facilities.


Tami White-Martinak, Secretary

131 Court Street, Suite 103
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Phone: 440-326-1500


Meetings are usually held on the second (2nd) Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m., rotating locations across City facilities monthly. Interested individuals are still able to participate at board meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic; masks are required at each facility, and physical distancing measures will be in place to protect all attendees.

*If you would like to be added to the meeting agenda, please notify the Parks Department at least seven days in advance.

Month Meeting Date Location Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes
January Thursday, January 12th South Recreation Center
February Thursday, February 9th West Recreation Center
March Thursday, March 9th Finwood Estate
April Thursday, April 13th South Recreation Center
May Thursday, May 11th Parks & Recreation Conference Room
June Thursday, June 8h South Recreation Center

Minutes Download PDF

July Summer Recess
August Thursday, August 24th East Recreation Center AgendaDownload PDF Minutes
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September Thursday, September 14th West Recreation Center AgendaDownload PDF Minutes
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October Thursday, October 12h North Park Sports Complex Agenda Download PDF

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November Thursday, November 9th Parks & Recreation Conference Room AgendaDownload PDF

December Thursday, December 14th Finwood Estate

All dates, times, and locations are subject to change. 


  • Sam Battle, Chairperson | Term Expiration: 12/31/23
  • John Hammond, Vice Chairperson | Term Expiration: 12/31/24
  • Gina Kilgore | Term Expiration: 12/31/25
  • Stacey Francis | Term Expiration: 12/31/27
  • Maggie Lieux | Term Expiration: 12/31/26
  • Tami White-Martinak, Secretary